Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fool’s Gold--By Kevin Bates--United States

Fool’s Gold

It has been mention that I have a heart of gold.
Let’s just tell it like it really is,
I might stumble and fall for a beautiful woman.

Then I will honor you for the queen you are.
All praise and duty shall be bestowed on you.
Fight your wars, wash your back & make your bed.

Some have been known to take advantage of this,
Living in the lap of luxury while laughing in my face.
I’ve been a Fool giving away the gold of my heart.

Kevin Bates is an avid reader. You will find him reading everyday books of non-fiction or poetry online. He loves family, sports, reading and writing poetry. He has one handsome son and grandson. He hopes to one day be published, bring a smile, and help many through his poetry. He lives outside Houston, Texas and can find him reading or writing right now.


  1. Dear Kevin -

    Elvis says -- treat me like a fool, but love me. Great poem!


  2. Such gentle reading - this I always find upon reading your poetry. Your words bring hope to one who longs for a love like you. But, it seems all the 'good ones' are already taken. Beautiful poetry Kevin...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Sometimes 'goodness' is a curse... great poem... Terry

  4. Great emotion Kevin...a pleasure to read for you tonight..I believe that you just did not find your soulmate as you seem to cherish and treat them well. Hope you find her . God bless

  5. Hi Kevin, I guess many of feel like our hearts are made of "fools' gold" when something goes wrong in a relationship. Good to now there are others out there who have shared such experiences. Original topic and great, clear writing. Enjoyed! Carolyn Devonshire